Sunday, October 20, 2013
Excerpt 5 A Muse's Guide to the Care and Feeding of their Author.
The Emotional Well Being of Your Author
Authors live to write, a passion that brings them great joy, but can also be wrought with rejection and frustration. Rejection by agents, publishers or if already an established author, harsh reviews, poor sales, and making little money. Writer's block, writers distractions, writer's back aches...Then there are deadlines, and life stresses that interfere with the writing lifestyle.
Sometimes the author feels like a T-Rex is going to eat them. Yikes fight or flight reaction. The blood pressure goes up, the stomach lining thins and the author stays up all night, in case the T-Rex finds their hiding place.
Time to Chill!
How can the author relax and smell the roses or in Eva's case enjoy her coffe?
Encourage the author to:
Step outdoors and get some sunshine to boost your serotonin and mood. Bring a friend.
Exercise: Run, yoga, bike, walk, dance, martial arts. Move.
Volunteer or help others in need. Pay it forward
Talk to your family/ friends/writing buddies.
Think of ways to amuse your author.
So if you happen to be a muse looking for an author, you now have some of the basics. Again, authors will vary and require specific care.